Campus to Comfort: USC Students Thrive with Our Apartments

Olivia C.

As part of our latest feature, we sit down with a University of Southern California (USC) student who found their ideal college accommodation through us. From academics to socialization, we have enhanced their living experience - which could also help you discover apartments near USC students. Join us as we investigate apartments for rent near USC student and learn the positive impact that the right apartment can have on their college journey!

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1. What brought you to USC and how do you like it so far?  

I chose USC because of the broad curriculum, the social life, and I thought it struck a really great balance between both being in a city while still providing the typical campus experience. I’m a Journalism major, but I’ve still been able to explore art and design and take some interesting General Education classes as well. My (albeit cut short) freshman year was really great, and although online classes haven’t been ideal, I’m still pretty engaged with the course material and have made some good connections.  

2. How did you know your roommates and why did you choose to live in our apartment?  

At my freshman year dorm, I met two of my roommates through your rent website. Our search for off-campus housing that provided value and convenience led us to your website - the co-living spaces you provide provided an ideal balance of affordability and comfort - especially since none of us were from Los Angeles and furnished apartments were an enormous advantage in avoiding purchasing or renting furniture separately. Not having online classes was also greatly facilitated by having our own bedroom and bathroom space to ourselves without disrupting communal areas if one of us were ever to become sick - the rent website made finding this apartment seamless; now it truly feels like home for all three of us!

3. What's your favorite thing to do with your roommates?  

My roommates and I love to cook together. We make one or two group meals every week, where we all pitch in to buy groceries, cook, and clean. (We have a checklist on our fridge of different meals we want to make by the end of the semester.) We have done Korean BBQ night, Italian night, etc. Even when we’re not cooking a meal together, we’re usually cooking and eating around the same time, so we’re able to catch up as we work. We’ve also been watching a lot of movies!

4. Was it a hard transition from in person classes to virtual learning?  

It definitely has been difficult - it’s weird trying to engage with your classmates and professors through a screen. Some professors are better at it than others, but many lack the tech-savviness to make the transition easy for everyone. I have friends who are in time zones that make online classes almost impossible, which is another major issue. Also, many of my friends are in majors where in-person classes/labs/workshops are necessary to reach the quality of education promised to us by USC. It would be great if we could move to a hybrid model with the necessary precautions for classes next semester to get back some of the in-person experience as certain things can’t be replicated in an online environment.

5. How has it been living with your roommates in quarantine? (If you are) 

It’s been good! I’m lucky to be living with my good friends, so we never really get bored. We get along pretty well in terms of cleanliness, but having a weekly cleaning service has been great as well. We have also been safely socially distancing ourselves when we visit other friends living around campus, which has been a great way for us to get out of the apartment. One of my roommates has a car, so we have also been going out to restaurants and beaches.

apartments for rent near USC

This interview emphasizes the value of providing students with a supportive living environment during challenging times such as pandemics. Our goal is to give our residents a sense of home and community through carefully chosen rental options that meet their specific needs and preferences, whether furnished apartments are preferred over individual rooms for rent. From individual room rentals to shared spaces - whatever it may be for you - our goal is to make the college experience as comfortable and fulfilling as possible! As we navigate uncertain waters together, one thing remains certain - having access to a suitable living space can make all the difference for our college journeys!


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